The town of Bridgeton, NJ is nicely tucked away along the Cohanzick River, far enough from the hustle and bustle, but is still less than an hour’s drive from the city of Philadelphia, the attractions of Delaware, and several great Jersey Shore towns, including Atlantic City and Cape May.
History of Bridgeton, New Jersey
Bridgeton is known for its rich historical background; at one point it was one of the state’s largest historic districts. As far back as the Victorian era, Bridgeton was a thriving community, leading in commercial and industrial manufacturing. Today, you can still find evidence of its historic past in its architecture, including public buildings, churches, and schools that are still in operation.
Many homes in downtown Bridgeton feature Victorian styles, adding to the ever picturesque landscape of the city. In downtown, you can also find an art gallery, secondhand thrift shops, and STEAMWorks, a delightful makerspace for makers and thinkers.
On the outskirts of Bridgeton, you can view a mixture of farmlands, pinelands, wetlands and lakes. The city park includes three lakes: Mary Elmer, East Lake, and Sunset Lake. At the lakes, residents and visitors fish, kayak, and bring their children to play on warm summer days.
The town is also convenient to the entertaining Cohanzick Zoo, New Jersey’s oldest zoo! The zoo is free to the public, as is the Splash Park that has recently been added.
Bridgeton features a wealth of community programs for both adults and children, with adequate public transportation as needed. For higher education, it’s also convenient to Cumberland County Technical Education Center and Cumberland County College at Rowan in Vineland.
Want to find out more about Bridgeton, the surrounding suburbs and whether settling here is right for you? Reach out to Robin today to learn about Cumberland County real estate and find more of what you’ll love about this beautiful and historic town. She would love to give you a tour of homes in the area and the surrounding suburbs.